We’re Onto Something


Our Prototype Beta 2 will be on it’s way. We have a few more things to do. Demo Video 1.0 has been edited. Time to move forward. Happy Monday everyone.

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” -Babe Ruth




Nothing like drinking a nice cold beer outside after a long busy day at the office.
Shout out to River Horse Brewery in Lambertville, NJ. Go grab some of their summer blond ale.
Now onto pt.2 of the day. Some Hydro Slate action.
“I think a man working outdoors feels more like a man with a bottle of suds. That’s just my opinion”  – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

Who is HydroSlate?

shrimp soup dumplings

…for those that have been reading our blog entries, I would like to start off by apologizing. I am sorry! We are not a Foodie Blog, though we will have many moments of grease-and-sugar bliss-filled moments(that’s who we are). We are not a Travel Blog, though we will be covering many miles of new scenery related to work and play. This blog is a journal journey. A path that our team will be taking while trying to get this project up and rolling from scratch. This is us scratching, or chiseling…  more like scraping away at a big block of marble that’s got a long way to go to coming into being. The final form of HydroSlate is all up in here *pointing at cranium. Our end goal is to serve our group of HydroSlate consumers with our work. Welcome.

What is HydroSlate? You can call it a project, a startup, or a few fearless guys giving their passions a go. Due to legal issues we can’t fully disclose what we are working on in detail. However, we will try to peal this onion of secrets through our blog entries. HydroSlate is a product that comes with a service, it is related to water (hydro)+fitness(slate). Just know if all the stars align for HydroSlate somehow, it will change the way we see fitness. Our product is designed so it can be used for all ages, all shapes, and all levels of athleticism .

Who are we? MK, DC, KH. 

Updates? We are currently making our second working prototype. It will also be involved in a State University case study research. We also are developing ways to make it better and “sexier.”

Shrimp Soup Dumpling is awesome. That’s it. Sorry for misleading y’all with another food picture.

Thank you all and stay tuned. Please subscribe and share this blog. Feel free to contact us and comment.

Let the games begin.

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” -Ernest Hemingway



My recent purchase from WaterField finally came in the mail today. The product speaks for itself, quality material assembled with great care. However, the cherry on top from my whole shopping experience was when a postcard and a handwritten thank you note fell out of the postal box. That small gesture made it a personal encounter. I was quickly transformed from a customer to a long distance pal. That five seconds it took A— to write a note, it engaged  someone thousands of miles away as a loyal customer and fan of their company. Lesson: short  hand written notes> eloquent email.

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.” -Phyllis Theroux

This gets the work done

thisgetstheworkdone copyI like to do my work jotting down my memory when I can, while sipping on a cold brew coffee from Stumptown, swimming to some music underwater (NU Dolphin) attached to my Swedish goggles, following up on emails on my Grovemade, all whilst capturing this moment using my olloclip.

“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.” -Thomas Jefferson

Office Supplies II

dc desk1

My at-home workstation with some peripheral inspiration tools. These are the things that I need to function.

Compaq Laptop– This old sucker has been with me since college. Not so portable with a huge screen, keyboard large enough to have a full keypad and a battery life of 5 min, but old faithful gets the job done.

Brown Leather Journal Highly recommended for anyone. Without it, my to do list would be a queue of the last 3-4 things my brain remembered. There’s also something about hand writing your notes from meetings, thoughts and crossing out things that are done that is way more satisfying than clicking “Done” on your electronic to do list. Old school.

Samsung GSIII + UE Headphones– My mobile access to the Drive, podcasts and source of music on the go. This phone has actually made me more productive. I just need an extra battery to keep up with the work.

Outside Magazine– Sometimes you just need a break, sometimes that break leads your mind to that inspiration/thought to progress your idea… or just a place to find your next adventure. Either way fill yourself with knowledge from different sources (podcasts, blogs, magazines). I’ve become a sucker for podcasts (Nerdist, Startalk and Radiolab) and blogs/sites (Freshness, UnCrate, LifeHacker). Definitely becoming a nerd.

“Dif-tor heh smusma, Spohkh” (Live long and prosper) -Spock in Vulcan Dialect

Office Supplies

officeBeing forced to be a nomadic entrepreneur to save every penny we can, I see myself traveling light. These are the three things my “office” needs at all time:

Leather Journal– Having the memory of a guppy I need to write down and sketch everything in this black leather bound journal. From important dead lines and prototype sketches all the way to illegible late night brain storms.

Macbook Pro 15″ with Retina Display– Light, powerful, and my purchase of the decade. Thank you Visa. No thank you EPA.

Kindle Keyboard– This model of Kindle was very looked over. Sure it doesn’t have a touch screen, an app store to download games, or the ability to face time via color hd front cam. However it has what a kindle was made to be and more. Equipped with free 3G web-browser and enough memory to store all the digital books I can afford. The keyboard enables me to take notes while reading books and even update tweets and emails. Nothing fancy. Did I mention 3G de complimentary. Free is always good, good enough to mention twice.

“To enjoy life, you don’t need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren’t as serious as you make them out to be.”  -Timothy Ferriss

Easter Sunday

I’m going to find it and I’m going to destroy it. I don’t know how yet, maybe dynamite. – The Life Aquatic, Steve Zissou

J.C. sure destroyed and conquered death today

Korean BBQ


“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sauces” – Unknown



“The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3 C -not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it.” – Stephen Hawking